South Mountains Marathons

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INFORMATION

The South Mountains Marathons are a pair of a collection of trail races, held in beautiful South Mountains State Park in North Carolina. If you get psyched for chilly weather, gorgeous views, steep trails, and super cold creek crossings, then this race is for you! Courses include a good mix of wide double track trails and tight, technical, single track trail. Oh and stairs! Lots and lots of stairs!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date & Time

50k: Jan 9th, 2021

8:00 AM

Marathon: Jan 9th, 2021

9:00 AM

Half Marathon: Jan 10th, 2021

9:00 AM

Location: South Mountains

     State Park

Registration & Entry Fees

Registration opens August 1st, 2020.

Limit of 150 entrants per day.

50k: $100

Marathon: $85

Half: $70 

 No Transfers/Deferments at any time

Awards

Top three M & F overalls receive hand-made awards.

All finishers receive custom arm warmers from Fitsok!

50k/MARATHON SPECIFICS

The Numbers

Distance: 31.3 miles/ 26.5 Miles

Elevation Gain: ~ 7,500 ft/ 6,000 ft

Time Limit: 9 hours/ 8 hours

Miles of Doule Track Trail: ~ 17.5 miles/ 14.5 miles

Miles of Single Track Trail: ~ 13.5 miles/ 11 miles

Miles of Pavement: ~ 1 mile

Number of Stairs: ~ 600!!!!

Number of Creek Crossings: 6/5 joyous splashes!!!

Course Discription

This course has it all.  From wide and smooth double track trails, to tight and technical singletrack trails.  Grades from easy and gentle to holy crap this is steep!  Views abound along the route and High Shoals Falls is one the most picturesque waterfalls in NC! This course is tough, but rewarding. Please be prepared!  Due to length and the climb of the course, experience on long mountain runs with elevation gain is suggested before signing up.  

Aid Stations 

There are 5 aid stations in the 50k and 4 in the marathon. Aid stations for the 50k come at miles: 5.5, 10.4, 14.5, 20.9, & 25.8. 

 

Aid stations in the marathon come at miles: 5.1, 9.2, 15.6, and 20.5. 

 

Full aid stations will have at a minimum: Water, Gatorade (flavor varies by station,) and assorted soft drinks. Foods include: bananas, potato chips, pretzels, animal cookies, M&Ms, gummi bears, Goldfish, trail mix, PB&J.

 
 
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HALF-MARATHON SPECIFICS

The Numbers

Distance: 13.3 Miles

Elevation Gain: ~ 2,800 feet

Time Limit: 4 hours

Miles of Doule Track Trail: ~ 6.3 miles

Miles of Single Track Trail: ~ 6.2 miles

Miles of Pavement: ~ 0.5 mile

Number of Stairs: ~ 600!!!!

Number of Creek Crossings: 3 joyous splashes!!!

Course Discription

This course has it all.  From wide and smooth double track trails, to tight and technical singletrack trails.  Grades from easy and gentle to holy crap this is steep!  Views abound along the route and High Shoals Falls is one the most picturesque waterfalls in NC! This course is tough, but rewarding. Please be prepared!  Due to length and the climb of the course, experience on long mountain runs with elevation gain is suggested before signing up.  

Aid Stations 

Aid 1: 6 miles - 10:50 am cutoff

Full aid stations will have at a minimum: Water, Gatorade (flavor varies by station,) and assorted soft drinks. Foods include: bananas, potato chips, pretzels, animal cookies, M&Ms, gummi bears, Goldfish, trail mix, PB&J.

 

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